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When it comes to vehicles there are different versions and models designed for the taste of all kinds of people, however an issue that still generates passions is when it comes to cars with manual transmission and automatic cars. Around the vehicles with automatic transmission there are some inaccurate data and today we want to clarify myths about the automatic cars and why you should give them an opportunity.

Today, cars are more than just a means of transportation or a luxury accessory. They have become a basic need of society and that is why it is normal that myths arise about its operation, care and management.

Many times, this information has no scientific basis and is based only on common sense, and may be harmful to the life of your vehicle.

Here at JB Prestige automotive service you will find a team of qualified professionals for the task.

Myth 1: If you know how to drive in automatic and not a manual, then you do not know how to drive.

We have heard this often but it is not entirely true. Although, many of us learned the art of manual change and the clutch in a Vocho, and it is certainly a bit complicated, the truth is that driving automatic cars has its joke.

A car with automatic transmission usually has changes such as: P (parking), N (neutral), R (reverse), D (drive, forward march from first until the manufacturer decides), S (Sport, to make changes fast or abrupt and higher revolutions) and L (to climb and descend slopes). It is worth mentioning that thanks to the Tiptronic Transmission that we incorporate into our cars, you can have the best of both worlds at your fingertips.

Myth 2: They are difficult to repair or break down fast

This belief comes from the first versions of automatic cars that presented some faults and generated this perception. However, many things have changed since then and with the current technology the cars are efficient and reliable.

If you have problems with your gearbox you should only go to our specialized Volkswagen workshops so that they can solve all your doubts and, in the process, help you to better understand your vehicle.

Myth 3: Consume more gas

This is another myth that around the automatic cars and that has been overcome thanks to the fact that with recent technology many engines have electronic administration and options such as the “economic” driving mode, which allows to make the engine more efficient with the transmission and with it the consumption of gasoline.

Fortunately for these myths there is only the memory, but if you still do not feel ready to make the change for an automatic car you can know our models with Tiptronic Transmission as Jetta Sportline or Passat Highline, and enjoy the best of both worlds.

Myth 4: The oil has to be changed every 5,000 kilometres

With modern technology, cars already have the ability to travel up to 30,000 kilometres without requiring a change of lubricant. If the vehicle is more than 10 years old, the oil should be changed more frequently, between 7,000 and 15,000 kilometres.

However, if the vehicle is driven in extreme weather conditions, the life time of the lubricant will decrease, so you should change the oil more frequently.

Ideally, you should consult the car’s manual to obtain the specific instructions for changing the oil, in accordance with the model of your car.

Myths and truths about car alarms

There are practically no cars that do not have alarm, however, not all alarms operate in the same way. Some are safer than others and are activated differently. In order to recognize the difference between the two alarms and to decide, as a consequence, which is the most effective for your need, we present this classification.

Central locking alarms and “anti-assault” function

They are usually very complete alarms that not only perform a centralized closure of the car protecting each of the openings but are also volumetric and with an impact sensor. These types of alarms are quite reliable and probably the class that best helps you recover the car if, despite all the precautions, it is stolen.

They often have a system called “anti-assault” that causes the engine of the car to go off 100 meters from the place of theft. It is important to note that this function can only be effective in the face of imminent theft and in person since it is activated manually. Let them take your car having activated the alarm and meters later you can recover it. Do not forget in this period of time to call the police to assist you.

Synchronized closing alarms

Synchronized closing alarms for all doors are the most common. They are those that are activated by a button and that when it is executed automatically, all the openings are protected.

They act through an impact sensor and are activated whenever you want to forcefully break into some area of the vehicle.

Alarms against strong blows

It also acts through a synchronized closure but its scope of action is somewhat lower than the alarm described above. This one is activated before strong blows so that when it is heard it will have broken into the car in some way.

Is the alarm brought by factory cars effective?

It is true that most cars already have an alarm that they have configured since its manufacture. Even so, a large number of drivers choose to add more protection or change directly the alarm that the car has. There are even some insurers that in their coverage have the possibility of alarm without extra charge.

The fact is that they usually look for other protection alternatives with respect to what comes from the factory because the standard alarms are easily deactivated and end up leaving the car unprotected and without the support that is expected.

Here at JB Prestige Euro Automotive Service we take pride in providing the best services for European cars in our area.